Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week Ten

Division 1A – Madden 0-11 Killeavy 3-6

Three second half goals from Killeavy saw them retain their spot at the top of the Division 1A table, securing a four-point win over Madden.

The sides were evenly matched in the opening period. Conor Grimley (4f) and Aron McKenna had Madden ahead 5-3 with Sean Boylan and Miceal McNamee (2) scoring for Killeavy.

The visitors turned the tide at the start of the second half with a punched Donal O’Neill goal. Gareth Murphy fired over a point to hand his side a two-point advantage.

Madden soon levelled up with scores from Joe Sheridan and McKenna while Rory Kearney and McKenna traded scores.

Just as the hosts looked like taking the ascendancy Killeavy shot ahead. Paul Quinn reacting quickest to hit home a goal after the ball came back off the post.

Ciaron O’Hanlon traded scores with Grimley (free) while McKenna and Grimley (45) closed the gap to just one.

With Madden pressed up in search of a levelling score, Killeavy took full advantage. O’Hanlon lobbed the ball in with the Madden netminder away from the goal and hit a three-pointer that earned the maximum points on offer.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Dromintee 0-5 Harps 3-5

The Harps won a low-scoring affair against Dromintee with the goals proving the crucial scores.

Dromintee played with a huge breeze in the first half but failed to open the scoring until the 23rd minute.

Conor Murphy slotted over a free while the hosts did likewise. A superb move and finish to the net from Darragh Murphy along with a Karol Loughran free had the Harps ahead 0-2 to 1-2 at half time.

With the swirling wind at their backs the Harps increased their lead through Marty McCoy and Ryan McShane.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Dromintee enjoyed a purpled patch and rattled off three points before Harps responded with the games second goal.

McShane intercepted a Dromintee pass and accelerated away before expertly firing to the corner of the net.

James Walsh claimed 1-1 in a two-minute spell to leave the Harps comfortable victors with nine-points to spare.

Elsewhere in Division 1A a Tony McClelland goal saw Granemore defeat Maghery 1-13 to 0-10.

Crossmaglen overcame Clann Eireann 2-12 to 0-12 with Caolan Finnegan and Ronan Fitzpatrick recording the majors.

The Division 1A table

Division 1B

Silverbridge 1-13 Sarsfields 2-12

Sarsfields defeated Silverbridge for the second time this season, with all three goals coming after the turnaround.

The sides played out an even first half, with Sarsfields ahead by the minimum at the break, 0-7 to 0-6.

A Thomas McAlinden goal early in the second period put the High Moss men further in front as the sides traded scores.

A second Sarsfields goal from Odhran Smyth sent them further ahead but Silverbridge replied moments later with a penalty neatly tucked away by Ronan Reel.

Niall Kerr laded a free deep into injury time to secure the two-points for Brendan Hughes’ side.

Photo Credit: CP McMahon

Pearse Og 0-9 Ballymacnab 1-13

Ballymacnab shot to the top of Division 1B with a seven-point victory on Friday, but they certainly didn’t get it all their own way.

Jack Grugan and Ruairi Duffy swapped scores before Oisin McGivern, and Ryan Kennedy gave the Nab the lead.

Grugan split two Rhys Stevens frees before Ruairi McCay (free) tied the game 0-4 apiece.

Stevens and Ryan Watters matched each others scores while McGivern and Kieran Hughes put the visitors 7-5 ahead at half time.

The Hughes brothers Kieran and Pearse traded efforts with Ruairi Duffy before a palmed Kieran Hughes goal opened up a five-point gap.

Pearse Hughes (2) and Ryan Watters shot the Nab into a seven-point lead by the time the final whistle sounded.

The Division 1B table